ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Social Institutions and Development Challenges

A recent seminar in Mumbai attempted to adjudge the direction of change in existing social institutions and those established after independence, as well as the obstacles to forming effective social institutions in the country. In spite of the disheartening picture that emerges, of an iniquitous process in terms of development and empowerment, there are hopeful signs of fruitful alliances in various segments of society as well as of audible articulation of alternatives.

De-notified and Nomadic Tribes

Burdened still by labels and notions that have been the DNTs lot since the colonial period, there needs to be concerted efforts aimed towards their rehabilitation. While such efforts have to be many-pronged to tackle issues of gender bias, chronic underdevelopment and illiteracy, the onus lies on governments at the centre and state to take the initiative for lasting and truly effective change.

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